Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie~A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll

Today is a beautiful day! We have another fabulous friend in the kitchen with us.
I'm so happy to introduce this next food blogger.
I admire the heck out of her. She is an amazing Mom to her 3 children, she is an excellent cook, AND she takes some of the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen. And we aren't just talking food photos. Yes, her food pictures make you drool, but she can make you giggle and sigh from some of the other pictures she takes.

Her name is Jenni, a.k.a. Mama J, and she writes for her blog, A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll.
(And yes, she is a natural blonde!)
Jenni describes herself as a Christ following, husband loving, Arcade Fire listening, mini van driving, concert going, vegetarian eating, food conscious, micro-brew drinking, at times overly sarcastic, occasionally funny, cooking obsessed, artistically bent, photograph taking, homeschooling mother of three.
Shew! Say that three times fast! As I have gotten to know Jenni through her posts and from facebook, she truly is all of those things and more and I'm so thankful to have meet her. 

I hope y'all will give a warm, country welcome to Mama J!
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I have had a passion for cooking since I was a kid. Forget Saturday morning cartoons- I was watching Julia Child. I used to pour my breakfast cereal all the while pretending I was on my own cooking show.

Now I'm a mama of 3 kids under the age of 9 living north of Chicago. I put a career on hold to raise and teach my children at home.  A friend, who thought the stories I wrote about my kids were funny, encouraged me to start a blog. Between that, inquiries for recipes I'd made and my photography taking off....  A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll was born.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie:

1 unbaked pie shell
2 large eggs
1/2 cup flour
small pinch of salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Beat the eggs, on high, until foamy. Mix in the flour and salt.  Next, beat in both sugars and then the butter. (A few specks of butter chunks left in the batter is fine.)  Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Spoon into the pie crust and bake for 55-60 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

For the drizzle topping:
Melt 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.  Add about a 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable or canola oil.  Stir and pour into a zipper bag. Cut off a tiny corner and drizzle over the pie.

Optional:
Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Originally from Nestle. 
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I don't know about y'all, but this is definitely on my menu this week.
Do you see that picture up there? Holy Cow, that gal knows how to use her camera!

And this is only a small taste of all the delicious recipes that Jenni has over on her blog. She not only cooks up sweet and delicious treats like these, she also has many, many healthy family and kid-friendly recipes. I hope you'll take the time to visit her blog and say hello.

You can also find her hanging out on facebook

Thank you again to Mama J for sharing such a SWEET recipe with us today!

Enjoy!



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21 comments :

  1. Fabulous guest post with a fellow Arcade Fire fan :) Absolutely delicious pie! Buzzed!

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  2. I love Mama J! (So nice to "see" her today, I can't recall one post where I've seen that gorgeous face!!) :) Thanks for doing this girls, its always nice when 2 of my favorite people are in one convenient location!

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  3. Great guest post. This pie looks so delicious.

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  4. yummy..This looks so delicious...I should try this soon...Thanks for your recipe...

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  5. That pie looks like something I'd eat until I felt ill, but then would keep eating because it's so delicious. Yeah. I totally would.

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  6. Thanks for the intro to Jenni! This pie recipe does look like a keeper-simply delicious. Great post.

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  7. Great guest post. First time in her blog too. One very yummy looking dessert.

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  8. Oh my goodness gracious Jenni! What a glorious looking chocolate chip cookie pie! I am seriously drooling at my desk at work right now, I think my coworkers might think I am rather special at the moment. hehe

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  9. Great post, great recipe and great picture. What more is there to say! Delcious.

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  10. That looks so good! I can't wait to try it out this weekend!

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  11. Nice to meet you Jenni. Your pie looks amazing, with ingredients I have in my pantry. And I live west of Chicago.

    Brandie,
    Thanks for introducing us to Jenni. Another great guest blogger.

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  12. Thank you again to Brandie for giving me this opportunity to guest post. Thank you also to ALL of you for your kind comments, you have made my day. :)

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  13. This is a favorite pie at my house -- and pretty easy to make. I love how Jenni has dressed it up like I never have with the pretty chocolate drizzle. My kids will think I've gone gourmet on them!

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  14. That pie looks crazy delicious. I go nuts for both cookies and pie so I'm sure I'll love this :) Thanks for sharing.

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  15. this shouldn't be a thing. it looks too delicious. Imagine an oatmeal cookie version? oh god...

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  16. Great guest post and congrats on Top 9!!!
    Nice to "meet" you, Jenni. :)
    Fab pie!

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  17. This looks way delicious!
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.com

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  18. Great recipe and great photo! Congratulations on top 9!

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  19. Mhmm I Love choc chip cookies and pie; this one sounds like a winner.

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  20. Mmmmm, Brandie, you know this would disappear in a flash at my house, don't ya??? YUM!

    Jenni, thanks for sharing such a fabulous, chocolaty recipe!!! Off to visit your blog~

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